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Private Healthcare in India: Boons and Banes
India, Covid-19, private healthcare
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light the specificities and some of the shortcomings of India’s healthcare infrastructure. This piece looks at the private healthcare system, an industry undergoing rapid development but which comes at a price that many can’t afford, and thus does not sufficiently complement public healthcare. The second article of our new series on health issues in India by Christophe Jaffrelot, Senior Research Fellow at CERI-SciencesPo/CNRS and Vihang Jumle, Project Officer at TRAFFIC WWF India, explores the balance between public and private healthcare and concludes on the need for more public expenditure.